Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Potter's Calamity event — Tips, Tricks, and Full Guide

Tips and tricks for the Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Potter's Calamity (Week 1) Event

While our best tips and tricks for Harry Potter: Wizards Unite are great for playing the game at all times. Here are a few extra tips for specifically for the Potter's Calamity event!

Save your Restricted Books and Scrolls until the end

Restricted Books only come around during these events and I recommend to waiting until you've collected all the Restricted Books before using them (and spending scrolls) to level up any of your professions skills. This way you can carefully calculate what the best use of your Restricted Books and scrolls, so you can level up as efficiently as possible.

Keep some 2 KM Portkey Portmanteaus waiting

You'll notice that some of the tasks required during the event to get rewards (the most precious being Restricted Books), will require you to unlock Portkey Portmanteaus; however, which kind of Portmanteaus doesn't matter.

Keep some 2KM Portmanteaus on hand and ready to go so you can complete those specific tasks in the shortest amount of time possible. Also, it may be worth to use some of your precious Silver keys on the 2KM Portmanteaus (something we normally advise against) to complete the tasks even faster!

Open Portkey Portmanteaus when you have the chance

The special 7KM Portmanteaus pop up on the map while you're walking around just like any other Portmanteau in the game, which means, if you have eight Portmanteaus or Portkey sitting in your inventory, you won't have a chance to grab any of the special ones. Make sure you don't miss out on any of the 7KM Portmanteaus by having a full inventory of unopened Portkeys.

Use Brilliant Runestones in Wizarding Challenges

As you return Foundable fragments to the special Brilliant Event Registry page, you'll earn Family XP (like any other Registry page) which will earn you Treasure Trunks when you rank up. These treasure trunks will have special Brilliant Runestones that you can use in Wizarding Challenges.

What Runestones do in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

Make sure you use these Runestones to enter battles in Fortresses, it will be the only way to earn some event rewards and complete your Brilliant Registry page!

Low level Wizarding Challenges will save you time and resources

To find all the Foundables during the Potter's Calamity Event, you'll need to compete in Wizarding Challenges using Brilliant Runestones. Its a good idea to use these Runestones (which are only level one) on low-level chambers. This way you can collect the Foundable Fragments you need quicker and use less resources. No need to waste a bunch of potions if you can find the Foundables in low level chambers!

Anything about the Potter's Calamity event we missed?

Let us know in the comments down below!

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1 Comment
  • I deleted this game from my iPhone the other day for two reasons. One, it is virtually unplayable in my area because you are constantly running out of spell energy and there are no Inns in my city at all, you have to drive 10 miles to the next town to find one and then spend an hour or so reloading. Not acceptable at all.
    Second, the game is nothing but a money grab since you are constantly having to spend real money to upgrade the storage space for potion ingredients, potions, and other items, or buying ingredients that simply are not available to find lying around. Of course this can be done with gold coins as well, but those are exceedingly rare in the game and you have to spend more real money to get some to just complete a potion recipe because you will never find all the necessary ingredients. Eventually it gets to where you ask yourself "What's the point?".
    I could add a third reason that is the game just gets monotonous after a while when all you do is interact with the same elements and foundables over and over and over again. There doesn't seem to be any sort of progression regime to the game or end-goal or anything like that. Essentially, it got boring very quickly.